The top 25 places to travel around the world in 2019

TripAdvisor just released its 2019 Travelers’ Choice awards — and millions of visitors voted for their favorite destinations around the world. Whether you’re looking for a sandy beach or a bustling city, there’s likely a destination fit for you. Here are the top 25 best places to travel around the world in 2019. #25: Tel Aviv, Israel, features a quarter called “the White City” because of the over 4,000 buildings within that feature Bauhaus architecture. Tel Aviv, Israel By eFesenko/Shutterstock It’s the largest collection of Bauhaus architecture in the world, and was…

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Always Bring Stomach Medicine When You Travel

We still don’t know what got us sick in Tokyo. But when four Lifehacker staffers traveled there together this month, three of us caught different bugs at different points. For me, that meant an upset stomach and diarrhea that sent me to bed at 6 every night and made fine dining impossible. I had great luck with Tokyo’s plentiful public bathrooms. Much worse luck when I tried to buy stomach medicine. I’ll tell you that story, but first, go grab some stomach medicine—Pepto-Bismol, antacid, whatever covers your most common travel…

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Lifehacker Is Hiring a Personal Finance Writer

Do you have a black belt in salary negotiation? Are you in possession of more airline miles than everyone you know combined? Would your opinions on student loan payoff plans be considered “fascinating dinner party conversation”? Could you retire next year but would prefer instead to work in a very cool job explaining the finer points of personal finance to an audience of millions? Then we want to hear from you. Lifehacker has an immediate opening for a staff writer specializing in personal finance. This is full-time position with competitive salary…

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Austin Adventures: A Passion For Family Travel

v The Austins. From left, Kasey, Dan, Andy and Carol AUSTIN ADVENTURES Dan Austin has a passion for family travel. That’s true not only of the trips he’s been offering for over two decades at Austin Adventures but in the very company he’s created. It’s a bona fide family business with his wife and two grown children, born from his adventures with them along the way. Austin Adventures takes people on hiking, biking and multisport adventures around the world, in South and Central America, Europe, Africa, and Asia. They were once known…

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U.S.’s Lighthizer, Mnuchin to travel to China for trade talks: White House

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – United States Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin will travel to Beijing for the latest round of high-level trade talks scheduled to start on March 28, the White House said in a statement on Saturday. The United States also will receive a Chinese trade delegation led by Vice Premier Liu He for meetings in Washington that are set to begin on April 3, the White House said. President Donald Trump said on Friday the negotiations with China were progressing and a final agreement seemed…

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Oikocredit, others invest in housing finance company SEWA Grih Rin

SEWA Grih Rin Ltd, an affordable housing finance company of the Self-Employed Women’s Association (SEWA) Group, said it has raised Series B funding. The lender, operating under Sitara brand, has closed Rs 67 crore ($9.8 million at current exchange rate) funding round from Oikocredit, Omidyar Network India, HDFC Life Insurance, HDFC Holdings Ltd and Women’s World Banking. The company will be using the funds to strengthen its position in existing geographies as well as to expand strategically to other states. SEWA Grih Rin is promoted by a SEWA Mutual Benefit…

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Adaptation Finance Update: Number of Climate Adaptation Projects Increases, So Must Their Quality

According to the Global Environment Outlook (GEO-6), launched at the fourth session of the UN Environment Assembly (UNEA-4), climate adaptation programmes have not effectively dealt with multiple slow and rapid onset hazards, such as floods, droughts, tropical cyclones and sea level rise. Instead of addressing the underlying causes of vulnerability, they are often undertaken through sectoral programmes in, for example, agriculture, health and disaster management. Less than 5% of global climate finance is spent on adaptation, and less than 1% goes to coastal protection, infrastructure and disaster risk management (DRM)….

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Travel Photographer Marisa Hampe Reflects On Her Favorite Photos

Photographer Marisa Hampe posts beautiful travel images from around the world on her Instagram, but unlike other popular accounts, her photos are dark and daring rather than the sweet and sunny photos that often crowd our feeds. Also instead of checking off popular locales, the German content creator seeks our remote locations frequently scaling mountains and cliffs to get an unobstructed view from the top. I spoke to Hampe about some of her most memorable photos to date and how she got her start in the business. Marisa HampeMARISA HAMPE How did you get…

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How technology plays a critical role in transforming healthcare in India

Perhaps now more than any other time in our history, we are realising the importance of technology in social service delivery, and its role in enhancing the general quality of life. Growing up in India, where the majority has minimal access to basic public amenities like healthcare, one develops an appreciation for the value of enabling such technologies that assist and scale service delivery in the context of developing countries. Technology can be transformative in delivering healthcare services, where the density of doctors is one per 1,000. A strong imbalance…

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Drop the travel sheets—and actually travel

I love to travel. Seeing the world is about as close as I come to a vice, maybe an obsession—almost any time to any place by any available means of transportation. I used to tell people, “Offer me a bus ticket to Bakersfield and I’m your guy.” It’s probably a result of my upbringing. I won’t bore you with details or look for sympathy, but for much of my childhood we didn’t have a car and if I wanted to go somewhere, I walked. Add to that the fact that…

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